Monday , December 18 2017

THE LONG GOODBYE (A POEM)

It doesn’t feel right anymore This time it’s not from my heart I try to conform with you But nothing seems to be working When will you find me out? When will my lies catch up with me? What will be my defence For playing you Do you really think I love you? Do you really think I care? Or do you just try so hard to believe it That you actually see it I don’t have enough courage to tell you Not because I …

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A Father’s Pain: Episode 17

In response, she cracked into laughter. Before anyone could tell what was happening, I was sprinting towards her in anger. My lawyer screamed after me. His partner immediately dropped the files he was holding and took off after me. I could see Nora ahead, rushing the children towards her car. By the time I got there, they were already in the car and speeding away. I looked around for a stone to hurl at the car, regardless of the fact that the children I was …

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A Father’s Pain: Episode 16

At this juncture, I felt like getting up and screaming out to the judge that not even he can take my children away from me. But somehow, I managed to restrain myself. The judge then went on to direct that I should stay away from my children forever for my own good until they are of age and can decide things for themselves. Then he proceeded to advise me to move on with my life saying such misfortunes happen but those who retreat quickly and …

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A father’s Pain: Episode 15

We all rose to our feet, sitting down only after the judge had taken his seat.seat. All the lawyers in the room bowed lightly to the judge before taking their seats once more. I sat down calmly in-between my lawyer and his partner, K.A. Ofori . None of my relatives or friends were in court with me to give me moral support because only my house-help, Efe, and my driver, knew about the case. I had kept everybody in the dark. My colleague doctors also …

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A Father’s Pain: Episode 14

Efe, my maid, was anxiously and faithfully waiting for me when I arrived home. She was anxious to know what the result of the DNA test was. “Efe, we shall know tomorrow in court but have no doubts. Peter and Pamela are my biological children and this will be proven by the DNA test. Efe, I could see, was totally disoriented by all that was happening and she had good reasons to feel that way. Since she came to live with us, nothing serious had …

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A father’s Pain: Episode 13

I held a one hour meeting with my lawyer, Carl Lomotey, who assured me that once the DNA test proves that the children are mine, he will ensure I have full custody of them. He was confident that the judge will grant that request. I did not go to the hospital that day. From my lawyer’s chambers, I went to my children’s school with the hope that I will find them there. But their teachers told me they had not been to school for two …

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A Father’s Pain: Episode 12

I slept so deeply that it had to take very loud bangings on the door by the maid the next morning to wake me up. “Sorry sir. It is past nine and you had still not woken up so I came to wake you up. I have been knocking on the door for the past fifteen minutes” she began, apologizing for knocking very hard on my door. “Sorry, Efe. I went to bed so tired. Wow! It is past nine. I am very late for …

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The Ape,The Snake And The Lion: African Folktale!!

Long, long ago there lived, in a village called Keejee′jee, a woman whose husband died, leaving her with a little baby boy. She worked hard all day to get food for herself and child, but they lived very poorly and were most of the time half-starved. When the boy, whose name was ’Mvoo′ Laa′na, began to get big, he said to his mother, one day: “Mother, we are always hungry. What work did my father do to support us?” His mother replied: “Your father was …

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The Man Who Never Lied: African Folktale!!

Once upon a time there lived a wise man by the name of Mamad. He never lied. All the people in the land, even the ones who lived miles away, knew about him. The king heard about Mamad and ordered his subjects to bring him to the palace. He looked at the wise man and asked: ” Mamad, is it true, that you have never lied?” ” It’s true.” “And you will never lie in your life?” ” I’m sure in that.” “Okay, tell the …

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What Is Your Commitment?

Do you have a committed purpose for your living? How do you embrace that commitment? Do you feel a need to commit your efforts to better the world about you? Are you burdened by the needs of others? How can you best effectuate a commitment to enlightenment? Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions and the actions that speak louder than your words. It is making the time, when there is none; coming …

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